Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
Februrary 9 A.D. 2009
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 104:1-2a, 5-6, 10 and 12, 24 and 35c
A reflection on today's Scripture:
As many as touched it were healed. . . ."
Jesus had shown Himself to be so powerful that the merest touch of his garments was sufficient to bring about healing. What kind of sign is this? What could it mean?
Quite simply, Jesus came for all. If He could not stop in the market for every person who was ill or who was in need, that did not mean that He did not desire to do so. It is His desire to save and to heal which saves and heals us. We are not privileged to touch His garments, but we are privileged to partake of the sacred meal which is Jesus. If the merest touch of garments could heal, what great change might consuming Jesus make in us if we allow?
Jesus desires it. Jesus showed his willingness to heal all who would reach out to Him. And so it is today--those with soul-sickness and world-weariness need merely reach out to Him, and by His stripes, by His will, we are healed.
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